Wednesday, 28 October 2015

WOYWW #334: Gelli printing!

Here we go again! Another Wednesday to hang out in the Stamping Ground courtesy of our lovely hostess, Julia, and snoop around other crafters' work desks to see what they've been up to.

I did a lot of gelli printing yesterday, which is what I would like to share with you today. I used some home-made stencils, but not the ones I shared in my previous post. These were all cut by the Cameo from textured card. I like using my hand-cut mylar stencils in journals, but the ones cut from card are better for the gelli plate, I think, because they pick up the paint better and they don't need cleaning. The more you use them, the stronger they get because the acrylic layers build up on them. Here are all the stencils I used to make prints with:

And here's a photo of my desk in action. I now use deli paper and tissue paper to print on because they're nice and thin for collaging and they seem to pick up the paint from the plate better as well. Tissue paper can be very fragile though, but I like the texture it creates. The open journal on the right is for cleaning the excess paint off my brayer. The paint layers make an excellent start to journal pages - no more white page syndrome!

And now let me show you some of the prints I've made. There are dozens more - these are just the better ones. I went for a "grungy" look, which I love!

At the end of the printing session, I was on a roll and quickly created a page in my "clean-off" journal. It is so much easier to get going when you've already got some colour down to start with. I did this page in about 15 minutes. No planning, just went ahead and did it. Other times, I can spend hours agonizing over small details.

Thank you for visiting today! Hope I was able to show you something interesting to look at and comment on! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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